Liberté Chan is excited to be back as a meteorologist and reporter at KTLA 5 after getting her start at the station in 2003.

She worked under the late Hal Fishman, a legend in L.A. news, as a writer for his one-hour news show KTLA 5 News at 10.

Liberté then worked on the Central Coast reporting in Santa Barbara County for KCOY-TV/KKFX-TV. She was recognized by California Gov. Jerry Brown for outstanding reporting in a series of pieces on the Santa Barbara County Probation Department. Liberté was then hired as the weekday morning news anchor in Palm Springs for KMIR-TV.

She returned to KTLA in 2010.

Liberté earned her certificate in meteorology from Mississippi State University in August, 2015. She also has a master’s degree in Public Health from USC’s Keck School of Medicine, plus a certification in broadcast journalism from UCLA and a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from University of Massachusetts Amherst. She graduated early from college, spending her last semester studying abroad at the Sorbonne in Paris.

Liberté was born and raised in Los Angeles and grew up as a competitive figure skater and was nationally ranked in both singles and pairs. She enjoys spending time with her dogs, hiking and taking them to area dog parks. She is a self-proclaimed exercise addict and spends at least six days a week spinning or practicing yoga.


Recent Articles
  • Liberte and Justice for Paws: Pappy from Best Friend L.A.

    Michelle Sathe of Best Friends Animal Society stops by with adoptable pup Pappy in Liberté & Justice for Paws. For more information, visit BestFriendsLA.org. Originally aired on KTLA Weekend Morning News on Sunday, November 10, 2019.

  • Michael John Cullen, left, and his mother Esperanza Guadalupe Cullen are shown in photos released Nov. 8, 2019, by Simi Valley police.

    Man Killed His Mother, Dog, Scrawled Bomb Threat Then Shot Himself at Simi Valley Home: Police

    A 33-year-old man killed his mother and the family dog at the home where he lived with his aunt and uncle in Simi Valley, then left a message indicating there was a bomb in his bedroom before killing himself, police said Friday. Michael John Cullen and his mother Esperanza Guadalupe Cullen, 58, of Las Vegas were found dead in the home, along with the dog, Simi Valley police announced a day after the situation prompted an evacuation of surrounding homes. […]

  • Race horses run on the final day of the winter/spring horse racing season at Santa Anita Park on June 23, 2019 in Arcadia, California. Santa Anita ownership banned a Hall of Fame trainer yesterday following the death of a fourth horse from his stable at the track. It was the 30th race horse to die at the famed racetrack since December 26. (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Breeders’ Cup Set to Begin at Santa Anita Amid Controversy Over 36 Horse Deaths in Past Year

    The Latest on the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Storm the Court scored the day’s biggest upset at the Breeders’ Cup, winning the $2 million Juvenile by a neck at 45-1 odds. Ridden by Flavien Prat, Storm the Court paid $93.80 to win. That puts the 2-year-old colt into the conversation as a favorite for next year’s Kentucky Derby. Anneau d’Or finished second and Wrecking Crew was third. Trained by Peter Eurton, Storm the Court […]

  • Extreme Red Flag Warning: Strongest Santa Ana Winds of the Season Set to Hit SoCal With Gusts of up to 80 MPH

    Another Santa Ana event, possibly the strongest of the season thus far and comparable to that seen during the Thomas and Woolsey fires, is set to bring ferocious winds and the threat of critical fire weather to Southern California starting Tuesday night. The combination of powerful offshore winds and dry air is expected to bring “very high fire danger” to the region through Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service. The winds prompted the service’s Oxnard office to issue […]

  • Liberte and Justice for Paws: October 20, 2019

    More Adoptable Pets from L.A. Animal Rescue KAI: This 6-year-old “mystery mix” is under 20 pounds and good with other dogs and adults. WOLFIE (left) & MINKE (right): The one-year-old duo are inseparable but very polite for being so young. HANK: three-year-old Saint Bernard is “giant goof” who would do well in an adult home or with older kids.   Originally aired on KTLA 5 Weekend Morning News on Sunday, October 20, 2019.

  • Liberte and Justice for Paws: October 13, 2019

    7am Adoptable Pets: Audrey, Minke, and Wolfie – L.A. Animal Rescue 8am Adoptable Pet: RiRi and  Puma – Tails to the Wind Originally aired on KTLA 5 Weekend Morning News on Sunday, October 13, 2019.

  • Fire rises over the Newhall Pass on Oct. 12, 2019. (Credit: Sky5)

    Freeways Reopen in San Fernando Valley After Saddleridge Fire Forced Closures

    Officials have started reopening freeways after the Saddleridge Fire exploded in the San Fernando Valley on Thursday evening. The following freeways are open as of Saturday morning, according to Caltrans: I-5 I-210 I-405 118 Freeway 14 Freeway NB 5 truck route The truck routes in the following freeways remain closed: SB 5 SB 14 to SB 5 NB 5 to NB 14 Caltrans said weather conditions could change and urged people to check quickmap.dot.ca.gov before they hit the road. #SaddleridgeFire as […]

  • The Granada Hills Recreation Center was filled to capacity with Saddleridge Fire evacuees on Oct. 11, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘There’s Fire All Around,’ Saddleridge Fire Evacuees Fill Shelters to Capacity

    Shelters are being filled to capacity with evacuees from the 4,700-acre Saddleridge Fire burning in the Porter Ranch area Friday morning. The fire prompted officials to issue mandatory evacuation orders for 12,700 homes, leaving residents scrambling for a place to go. A shelter at the Granada Hills Recreation Center, another at the Sylmar Recreation Center, and a third shelter at Mason Park had to stop taking evacuees because they were too full Friday morning, officials said. Sherry from Porter Ranch […]

  • KTLA Weather: Liberte Chan’s Warmer Sunday Forecast

    Warmer temperatures today and the warming trend continues into the beginning of the work week.

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